Amal Clooney is appearing in the European Court of Human Rights this week, representing Armenia in a much-publicized case surrounding the Armenian genocide of 1915 and a Turkish politician’s right to free speech. Which is, like, fascinating and all, but many just want to know—what is she wearing?
When one Telegraph reporter made a joke about all of the speculation about what she would be wearing, Amal laughed, "I'm wearing Edie and Ravenscroft," pointing at her legal robes. Edie and Ravenscroft is a garment manufacturer in England that has been producing the typical “barrister’s uniform” since 1689.
The perfect comeback to an insane situation. Hundreds of cameras and paparazzi arrived at the courthouse for the first day of legal hearings, turning the proceedings into a media circus. While her boss Geoffrey Robertson QC went on the record saying, "It is not about white gloves or yachts. It puts the record straight, she is a human rights lawyer," it's also clear that the cameras are paying a lot more attention to Amal’s career since marrying George Clooney earlier this fall.
Not only is Amal an internationally-acclaimed lawyer, scholar, activist, and author, she's a master of grace under pressure.